Letting Go with Guy Finley

Letting Go with Guy Finley

Suicide is No Escape from Pain

posted by Guy Finley

Any human being who takes his or her own life not only fails to escape the pain that drove them to this act, but insures that even on the other side they will continue to experience this conflict in their consciousness. The physical body and its many complex relationships — both physical and invisible — is a special type of cauldron in which the aspiring soul is purified, balanced, and brought into Spirit through this process. Don’t make the mistake of thinking you can escape any lesson that God intends for you. Stay the course.

How to Know Which Thoughts and Feelings are Your Friends

posted by Guy Finley

You possess unsuspected powers of perception just waiting to be awakened. There’s a way to know, without ever having to think about it, exactly which of your own thoughts and feelings are your friends, and which are foes… a totally thought-free way to understand which of your thoughts are practical and necessary for everyday life, and which are stealing your life with unsuspected self-compromise. Practice knowing without thinking. Let yourself see the meaning of individuals and their actions, of your behavior, of world events, of all your relationships — without telling yourself what you see. Let the meaning of what is before you reveal itself to you. Keep you out of it. If you don’t, self-compromising self-interest will come in to cloud the picture.

 

The Secret Prayer that Renews Your Life

posted by Guy Finley

The kind of prayer most commonly understood and practiced is asking for what you want and being temporarily filled with — and renewed by — both the self making that request and the anticipation of what is requested. Examples of this kind of prayer are as easy to produce as listening to your own thoughts tell you why you’re unhappy with your life: “Please send me some money… Please straighten out my problem… Please arrange a happy ending for me.” In this type of prayer, you are in charge of what you think you must have to be happy. However, if you try to establish a relationship with God based on your ideas of God and your ideas of you, you will get what you asked for, but you won’t be renewed. It will be the renewal that you have to renew again and again.

There is another kind of prayer, one critical for real self-renewal, and this secret prayer is where you ask God to be in charge of your life — to give you not what you think you want, but what He knows you need in order to enlarge your relationship with Him. This powerful kind of prayer begins with learning to ask the Almighty to help you help yourself see the truth about your life, even while knowing it will most likely reveal something about you that you don’t want to see.

This new willingness on your part for God’s will to supplant your own invites His Life to pour into yours. In comes the water that renews your life. You find yourself more alive than when you were struggling to give yourself the life you hoped for. You find yourself newly alive.

 

 

(Audio) The Sure Cure for a Sinking Spirit

posted by Guy Finley

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how resistance to any negative state such as anger, anxiety, or fear does not help diminish the state, but instead actually causes the state to gain mass and strengthens the illusion that it has any authority.

Click here to listen to this podcast “The Sure Cure for a Sinking Spirit”

Talk notes: Our spirit is not meant to sink. At any given moment, we can tell what we are living from by the way we see the world around us. We are not meant to live with a heavy heart, but at present we do not know what else to do. There is no denying the fact that, at times, life can weigh heavily upon our hearts and minds, but we can remain aware of the heaviness instead of consenting to live under it. But as we are now, we do not really want to be conscious our heavy, sinking feeling when we wake up in the morning or whenever that state happens to be present. And yet that sinking feeling is there whether we are aware of it or not.

There is an alternative to resisting the way that you feel. Resisting how you feel does not change anything about the way you feel. Resisting does not prove that you are different from the feeling that you have. Resistance to a heavy heart is how that state keeps itself in place and adds mass to itself. Anything that is resisted gains mass. The more that you resist a sinking feeling by coming up with plans to make yourself feel better, the more you sink.

But knowing what happens to you when you resist a negative state, and then acting on what you know is a whole other story. As a true aspirant, you need to be awake to yourself more often so that you can begin to see with greater and greater clarity the truth of yourself, instead of agreeing with the parts of yourself that do not want to be what you are.

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